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ΕFA-Rainbow supports the right of the Catalan people to decide on their future and joins the EFA campaign "Catalonia decides"
A selection of Macedonian blogs in Greece
Aegean Macedonian Culture
Anti-macedonian policy during the elections for the European Parliament against Rainbow by the Greek state and the Greek mass media
A scandal by the Parliamentary committee
Greek TV stations sabotage EFA-Raibow
Ultra-nationalists want "borders with Serbia"!
"Hellenic Post" sabbotages EFA-Rainbow Campaign
Typical example of censorship of Rainbow
Attack of the Greek Neo-nazi party
A Greek - Macedonian dictionary by Vasko Karatza printed with the support of EFA - Rainbow
"Extracts of Letters"
Τι έλεγε κάποτε το ΚΚΕ για τους Μακεδόνες
Denying Ethnic Identity:
The Macedonians of Greece, by Human Rights Watch
Linguistics and politics II:
Greece's stance towards
its Macedonian minority
and the neighbouring
Republic of Macedonia.
and Omitted Truths
R. Nikovski: Memorandum to the European Parliament
Facts behind the Greek politics towards Macedonia
"Proposed disciplinary measures to stamp out the Macedonian minority in Greece by the National Security Service"
POLITICAL PARTY OF THE MACEDONIAN MINORITY IN GREECE
Member of the European Free Alliance - European Political Party (EFA-EPP)
Member of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)
Stefanou Dragoumi 11 Τ.Κ. 53100 Τ.Θ. 51 Greece; Tel/fax 0030 23850 46548
Cultural bridges among Greece and Republic of Macedonia.
23 February, 2016
Under the umbrella of a European cross-border project among Greece and Republic of Macedonian a theatrical play titled “Women from the Underground” was given the first theatrical performance in the Macedonian language (19 February 2016) in Florina/ Greece. The invitation and the organization of the performance were organized by the “Cultural Organization of Prespa – Florina”.
About the performance we don’t have something to mention, it was perfect. But in its cultural and psychological dimension exists a political fact.
The work of the “Organization Prespa – Florina” is well known from the past, it works very professionally, it occasionally promotes political and cultural messages depending on the times and the moods of the Governments that want to play a role in the Balkans. Every event that the association undertakes is always well organized. In addition the Board does promotion campaigns well in order for the public to be well informed.
On this occasion however, the play in the Macedonian language did not follow the same practice.
In the invitation that was distributed by the Organizers the title of the play was written in English. Only few could understand what it was about.
The advertisement and the information on local blogs was not enough to make the public aware of many things. Also, the language in which the play was in wasn’t clear.
Someone can easily understand that many things had to be done in order to have better promotion for this event. For example, a detailed advertisement and also longer promotion not only 2-3 days before the play. On the contrary, there was an atmosphere of silence by the Organizers. It was obvious that there was a feeling of “what reactions will we have from the holly church which is extra sensitive in matters of the Macedonian language”, or “how will the ultra extreme rights local groups react”, “would there be democrats for support”. For this reason a softer, noiseless and distinctive promotion was chosen.
At this point let’s remember what had happened with a similar cultural cross border project which was held in the Rep. of Macedonia where a Greek theatrical Group by the “State Theater of Norther Greece” gave a performance “Vakches – Eyripidis” in the Greek language at the ancient theater “Heraclea” in Bitola (city 50kl far away from the Greek borders) on 24 August 2007.
The ancient theater was totally filled by a Greek audience but days before the performance there was a huge and long promotion not only in the local media but also with posters in the central streets etc.
How many people where in the Cultural Center of Florina watching a performance in the Macedonian language?
Was the problem the language, would the audience not understand the language*?
Did we miss a great opportunity to watch a great performance?
The beginning was made; bridges can be built not only with cultural base but also in other fields.
E.F.A – Rainbow Party will support anyone who contributes to a cultural renaissance and pioneer movements which contribute to a peaceful coexistence of the Balkan people.
Let’s not lose other opportunities “open borders open minds”.
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την ΕΕΣ-Ουράνιο Τόξο
to read the Abecedar!
Promotion of the
Primer at the OSCE HDIM
Greek irredentism and expansionism officially sanctioned by the Greek Parliament
Letter to Carla del Ponte,
Chief Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
The Yugoslavian Crisis
Document of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs
Related to the article - The obvious linguistic particularity - Eletherotypia, 18/11/2006
The ten Greek myths
on the “Macedonian issue”
By IOS team – Eletherotypia, 23/10/2005
Who says there are no
minority languages in Greece?
The "secret" census
in north Greece, in 1920
Map showing the Cultures and Languages in the E.U.
Council of Europe
Framework convention for the Protection of national minorities
Συνέντευξη: Ευάγγελος Κωφός, Έλληνας ιστορικός
Δημοκρατία της Μακεδονίας - Σκόπια είναι όνομα που εκφράζει την ταυτότητά σας
Ο Παύλος Φιλίποβ Βοσκόπουλος απαντά στον Ευάγγελο Κωφό.
«Το Μακεδονικό ζήτημα είναι η αχίλλειος πτέρνα του ελληνικού μύθου».
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